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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 30, 2010 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Get off your ass & VOTE!!

I love the smell of hate in the morning!!

Here are 3 reasons to vote.

1) Because you can
2) Because you can
3) Because you can.

I don't care what your politics are, or who you vote for. Get out and exercise your right to vote. The more people who vote, the more representative of the nation your government will be. Over the last century or so, this country has had dismal voter turnout (typically under 50%), which gives disproportional power to the groups who do turn out. When you don't vote, you are giving more power to others, and making it that much easier for those who oppose your views to win and impose their views on you. Every vote you don't cast is one less that they need to succeed. While it may seem that one vote is inconsequential, when you have whole groups of people who don't speak up (i.e. the poor, homeless and less educated just to name a few) they tend to get under-represented in our government. If every eligible voter would take the time to exercise their right to vote, the government would look a lot different than it does now, and most of these people would not be in power.

Even in districts where you have to wait a long time to vote, it's only one day every 2 years. Get off your ass and vote!!

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 30, 2010 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Get off your ass & VOTE!!

re: Purple Gel's "I love the smell of hate in the morning!!"
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